The amazing thing about my job, is that I am always surrounded by so much love. Be it a wedding, a birth, a family of pets, or simply a walk around the neighborhood with a rambunctious three year old, love and joy are always bursting at the seems. I mean, lets be honest, no one ever contacts me and says, "we're miserable with our lives, come photograph us." Nope, instead I get to document the celebration of all that life has to offer.
With that said, there are definitely some sessions where there seems to be an extra little spark. I can't quite pinpoint what it is exactly, but I know it when I see it and this session here is a prime example of that. My grandmother was once describing my parent's relationship to me. She said that their life was like a party and with each one of us added to the mix, the party just seemed to get even more grand than before. For some reason that story was in the front of my mind while going through these images. The love that Ari's parents have for him truly seems to be a reflection of the love that they have for one another - Ari just made life that much more grand.
Happy Birthday, Ari!